Dr. Tiffany L. Gallagher

Faculty of Education




Dr. Tiffany L. Gallagher

Associate Professor (PhD)
Department of Teacher Education

EDUCATION
Ph.D. in Educational Studies (Cognition and Learning)
Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, 2000 –2005
DissertationTitle: “AnAfter-SchoolLiteracyProgram:InvestigatingtheExperiencesofStudentswithLiteracyDifficulties,theirVolunteerTutors,andtheTutors’TransitionintotheTeachingProfession”
 
Master of Education (Studies in Teaching and Learning)
Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, 1993 –1996
Thesis Title: “ImprovingGrade Eight Students’ Spelling Performance with a Triad Strategy Approach.”
 
Concurrent Child and Youth Studies BA/BEd (with Distinction)
Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, 1987 –1991
 
CURRENT ACADEMIC POSITION
Associate Professor and Course Co-ordinator
Faculty of Education, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario July 2005 – present
Pre-ServiceEducationCourse,8Y61(Classroom Dynamics: Teaching and Learning-Educational Psychology)
Pre-ServiceEducationCourse,8L09(Principles and Practices for Professional Certification)
 
ACADEMIC AWARDS
Canadian Association for Teacher Education (CATE) Dissertation Award
April 2007
Graduate Student Fellowship
Held at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario September 2003 –September 2004
Ontario Graduate Scholarship
Held at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario June 2001 –June 2002

 

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES
Publications: Books
Airasian, P. W., Engemann, J. F. & Gallagher, T. L. (2012). Classroom assessment: Concepts and applications – Second Canadian edition. Toronto, ON, Canada: McGraw-Hill Ryerson. ISBN 978- 00700055506.
 
Santrock, J., Woloshyn, V. E., Gallagher, T. L., Di Petta, T., & Marini, Z. (2010). Educational psychology- Third Canadian edition. Toronto, ON, Canada: McGraw-Hill Ryerson. ISBN 978-0-07- 012345-8.
 
Gallagher, T. L. (2009). Literacytutoringprogramperspectivesandunderstandings:Investigatingtheexperiencesofstudentswithliteracydifficulties,theirvolunteertutors,andthetutors’transitionintotheteachingprofession.Saarbruecken, Germany: VDM Verlag Publishing House Ltd. ISBN 978-3-639-15848-9.
 
Airasian, P. W., Engemann, J. F. & Gallagher, T. L. (2007). Classroom assessment: Concepts and applications – First Canadian edition. Toronto, ON, Canada: McGraw-Hill Ryerson. ISBN 978-0-07- 0959666-8.
 
Santrock, J., Woloshyn, V. E., Gallagher, T. L., Di Petta, T., & Marini, Z. (2007). Educational psychology- Second Canadian edition. Toronto, ON, Canada: McGraw-Hill Ryerson. ISBN 978-0-07- 097409-8.
 
Santrock, J., Woloshyn, V. E., Gallagher, T. L., Di Petta, T., & Marini, Z., (2004). Educational psychology- First Canadian edition. Toronto, ON, Canada: McGraw-Hill Ryerson. ISBN 9-780070- 909694.
 
 
Publications: Book Chapters
Rowsell, J., & Gallagher, T. (under review). Circuits, astronauts, and dancing oranges: documenting networked knowledge on ipads.In S. Nichols & M. deCorcy (Eds.) Languages and Literacies as Mobile and Placed Resources.
 
Gallagher, T. L., & Bennett, S. (in press). A Canadian Perspective on the Inclusion of Students with Intellectual Disabilities in High Schools.In R. Craven, A. Morin, P. Parker &
D. Tracey (Eds.) International Advances in Education: Global Initiatives for Equity and Social Justice. Inclusive Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (Vol. 9). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
 
Bennett, S. & Gallagher, T. L. (2012). Inclusion, education and transition to employment: A work in progress. (pp. 81-102). In D. Griffiths, F. Owen, & S. Watson (Eds.) The human rights and agenda for persons with intellectual disabilities. Kingston, NY: NADD Press. ISBN 978-1- 57256-145-8.

DiPetta, T., Woloshyn, V., Gallagher, T., DiBiase, A., Hyatt, M., Dworet, D., & Bennett, S. (2010). Lessons from the field: Recommendations for education leaders planning inclusive practices. (pp. 131-142). In Edmunds, A. & MacMillan, R. (Eds.). Leadership for inclusion: A practical guide for administrators. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: SENSE Publishers. ISBN: 978-94-6091-135-4.
 
Woloshyn, V. E. & Gallagher, T. L. (2008). Explanation-mediated learning. In E. Anderman (Ed.), Psychology of classroom learning: An encyclopedia. Detroit, MI: MacMillan Reference. ISBN: 978-0- 02-866167-4.
 
Publications: Scholarly Refereed Journals
Fazio, X. & Gallagher, T. (2013). Morphological levels of science content vocabulary: Implications for science-based texts in elementary classroom. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education. Nov. (DOI) 10.1007/s10763-013-9470-4
 
Gallagher, T. & Bennett, S. (2013). School supported workplace transition for students with ID: Why inclusive principles/principals matter! International Journal for Leadership in Learning. 1(1), 1-25. http://ijll.journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/ijll/article/view/213/pdf
 
Ciampa, K. & Gallagher, T. L. (2013). Getting in touch: Facilitating the use of the iPod touch in the elementary classroom. Computers in Schools. 30 (4), 309-328. DOI: 10.1080/07380569.2013.846716
 
Ciampa, K. & Gallagher, T. L. (2013). Professional learning to support elementary teachers’ use of the iPod touch in the classroom. Professional Development in Education. DOI:10.1080/19415257.2012.749802


Bennett, S. & Gallagher, T. L. (2013). High school students with intellectual disabilities in the school and workplace: Multiple perspectives on inclusion. Canadian Journal of Education. 36(4), 96-124.

 
Gallagher, T. L., Fazio, X. & Gunning, T. (2012). Varying readability of science-based text in elementary readers: Challenges for teachers. Reading Improvement. 49(2). 93-112.
 
Csoli, K. & Gallagher, T. L. (2012). Accommodations in teacher education: Perspectives of teacher candidates with learning disabilities and their faculty advisors. Exceptionality Education International. 22(2), 61-76.
 
Ciuffetelli Parker, D., Gallagher, T. L., & Griffin, S. (2011). Multiple layers of leadership in professional learning communities: An essay review. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 19(4), 503–522.
 
Gallagher, T. L., Griffin, S., Ciuffetelli-Parker, D., Kitchen, J., & Figg, C. (2011). Establishing and sustaining teacher educator professional development in a self-study community of practice: Pre- tenure teacher educators developing professionally. Teaching and Teacher Education, 27(5), 880-890. DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2011.02.003

Gallagher, T. L. & Grierson, A. (2011). Administrators’ lessons learned: considerations in establishing demonstration classrooms. InEducation.17(1). Retrieve from: http://www.ineducation.ca/
 
Gallagher, T. L., Woloshyn, V. E., & Elliott, E. (2009). Exploring the salient experiences of teacher candidates who were former volunteer tutors. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 17(2), 129-146.
 
Gallagher, T. L. (2009). Teacher candidates’ questions about classroom management in the context of an educational psychology course. TeachingEducationalPsychology,5(2), 50-60.
 
Grierson, A. & Gallagher, T.L. (2009). Seeing is believing: Creating a catalyst to teacher change through a demonstration classroom initiative. Professional Development in Education. 35(4), 567-584.


Fazio, X. & Gallagher, T. L. (2009). Supporting students’ writing in elementary science: Tools to facilitate revision of inquiry-based compositions. Electronic Journal of Literacy through Science, 8(1). 1-5.

 
Fazio, X. & Gallagher, T. L. (2009). Identifying complexity characteristics that support learning in two teacher development collectives. Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 6(2), 1-19.
 
Csoli, K, Bennett, S., & Gallagher, T.L. (2009). Ready or not, here they come: Inclusion of invisible disabilities in post-secondary education. Teaching and Learning. 5(1), 53-62.
 
Kitchen, J., Ciuffetelli-Parker, D., & Gallagher, T. L. (2008). Authentic Conversation as Faculty Development: Establishing a Self-Study Group in an Education College. Studying Teacher Education, 4(2), 157-171.

Woloshyn, V.E., Gallagher, T. L. & Grierson, A. (2008). Enhancing Teachers’ Understandings of Formal Reading Assessment: Does Participation in an Assessment Practicum Make a Difference? TheReadingProfessor,30(2),26-35.
Gallagher, T. L., DiGiorgio, C., Bennett, S., & Antle, K. (2008). Understanding disability and culture while enhancing advocacy. Teaching and Learning, 4(3), 30-36.

Grierson, A., Gallagher, T. L., & Woloshyn, V. E. (2007). Special educators’ experiences implementing a “scientifically-based” remedial reading program: All that glitters is not gold. Policy
& Practice in Education, 13(1/2), 25-45.

Engemann, J. F. & Gallagher, T. L. (2006). The conundrum of classroom writing assessment.
BrockEducation:A Journal of General Inquiry, 16 (1), 33-44.
 
Engemann, A. J. & Gallagher, T. L. (2006). The genesis of a hybrid writing instruction approach through action research. The Ontario Action Researcher, 8(2), Retrieve from: www.nipissingu.ca/oar/PDFS/V823E.pdf

Attenborough, D. & Gallagher, T. L. (2005). The doctoral portfolio: Creating a link between acquired and applied knowledge. Brock Education – A Journal of General Inquiry,14(2),35-45.

Levay-Gallagher, T. L., & Woloshyn, V. E. (1999). Comparing explicit multiple-spelling strategy instruction with traditional language arts instruction in eighth-grade students: A pilot study. Brock Education - A Journal of General Inquiry, 8(2), 36-46.
 

Publications: Non-Refereed

Gallagher, T. L. & Grierson, A. (2014). Supporting teachers who engage in district-wide, school-based programs: the experience of principals. Ontario Education Research Exchange. http://oere.oise.utoronto.ca/document/supporting-teachers-who-engage-in-district-wide- school-based-programs-the-experiences-of-principals/
 
Bennett, S., Gallagher, T., Somma, M., Kipfer, A., Blair, P., & Doherty, T. (2014). Ontario: A Movement Towards a Fully Inclusive School Board. Education Watch: An Update on Inclusive Education. 5(1), 8-10.
 
Bennett, S. & Gallagher, T. L. (2012). Inclusion at “work.” Education Watch: An Update on Inclusive Education.4 (1).
 
Gallagher, T. L. (2011). Case Commentary on “I Did my Best” a Case Study of a child with a central auditory processing disorder. In G. Porter and D. Smith (Eds.) Exploring Inclusive Educational Practices through Professional Inquiry. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers. ISBN: 978-94-6091- 556-7.
 
Submitted for Publication
Rowsell, J. & Gallagher, T. L. (submitted). Circuits, Astronauts, and Dancing Oranges: Documenting networked knowledge on iPads. Chapter in Languages and Literacies as Mobile and Placed Resources Editors: Sue Nichols & Michele de Courcy.
 
Wlodarczyk, K., Somma, M., Bennett, S. & Gallagher, T.L. (submitted). Moving toward inclusion - Inclusion Coaches’ Reflections and Discussions in Supporting Educators in Practice. Exceptionality Education International.
 
Ciampa, K., & Gallagher, T. L. (submitted). School-Based Teacher Collaborative Inquiry in the Context of Literacy Education: Examining the Effects on Teacher Self-Efficacy, Instructional and Assessment Practices. Journal of Teacher Education.
 
Ciampa, K. & Gallagher, T. L. (submitted). Supporting Professional Learning in Literacy Instruction: The Role of School Principals and Literacy Coaches. Literacy Research and Instruction Journal.
 
Ciampa, K. & Gallagher, T. L. (submitted). To blog or not to blog: An Investigation into the Efficacy of Blogs for Teacher Collaborative Learning and Reflective Practice. Computers & Education.

Gallagher, T. L. & Ciampa, K. (submitted). Who do you think we are? Perspectives of adolescent literacy learners transitioning into English language arts. Research in Middle Level Education Online.
 
Gallagher, T.L., Fisher, D., Lapp, D., Rowsell, J., Simpson, A., McQuirter Scott, R., Walsh, M., Ciampa, K., & Saudelli, M. (submitted). Understanding iPad learning within three international contexts. Journal of Literacy Research.
 
Winters, K. L. & Gallagher, T. L. (under revision). Shedding Light Canadian Children’s Literature: Reflecting on Narrated Canadian Literacy Practices. Scientific Study of Literature.
 
Wlodarczyk, K., Somma, M., Gallagher, T. & Bennett, S. (under revision). Moving Towards Inclusion–Inclusion Coaches Reflections and Discussions in Supporting Educators in Practice.ExceptionalityEducationInternational.
 
Gallagher, T., Bennett, S., Keen, D. & Muspratt, S. (under revision). Examining Learner Engagement Strategies: Australian and Canadian Teachers’ Self-Report. International Journal of Inclusive Education.
 
Fortune, M. & Gallagher, T. L. (in progress). Supporting primary mathematics teachers' shifting beliefs and roles: Promoting and sustaining teachers' growth. Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies.
 
Fortune, M., & Gallagher, T. L. (in progress). Early learners driving mathematics' assessment, planning and instruction in a learner-centered classroom. Journal of Education for Teaching.
 
Gallagher, T. L. & Fortune, M. (in progress). Engaging Early Learners in Language that Enhances Mathematics Confidence and Achievement. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education.
 
Bennett, S. & Gallagher, T. (in progress). High school work experiences: Perspectives of students with intellectual disabilities. Education Canada.
 
Gallagher, T. L., Fazio, X. & Ciampa, K. (in progress). Readability of science-based texts: A comparison among literacy readers, trade books and on-line articles.
 
Gallagher, T. L., & Tkach, R. (in progress). Ipads as Tools for Inclusion. Support for Learning.
 
Gallagher, T.L. & Grierson, A. (in progress). Synergistic Teacher Professional Learning: Demonstration Classrooms and Literacy Coaching

 

Technical Reports
Gallagher, T. L. & Fortune, M. (2014). Final Report for the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat: Evaluation of the Niagara Catholic District School Board’s Early Learning Math Inquiry Project (Tech. Rep. No. 1). St. Catharines, Ontario: Brock University, Faculty of Education.
 
Gallagher, T. L. & Ciampa, K. (2014). Final Report for the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat: Evaluation of the Niagara Catholic District School Board’s Cross Panel Literacy Collaborative Inquiry Project (Tech. Rep. No. 2). St. Catharines, Ontario: Brock University, Faculty of Education.
 
Gallagher, T. L. (2013). Final Report for the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat: Evaluation of the Niagara Catholic District School Board’s Junior Interventions Project (Tech. Rep. No. 2). St. Catharines, Ontario: Brock University, Faculty of Education.
 
Gallagher, T. L. & Ciampa, K. (2013). Final Report for the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat: Evaluation of the Niagara Catholic District School Board’s Cross-Panel Literacy Collaborative Inquiry Project (Tech. Rep. No. 1). St. Catharines, Ontario: Brock University, Faculty of Education.
 
Gallagher, T. L. (2012). Final Report for the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat: Evaluation of the Niagara Catholic District School Board’s Junior Interventions Project (Tech. Rep. No. 1). St. Catharines, Ontario: Brock University, Faculty of Education.
 
Bennett, S. & Gallagher, T. L. (Spring, 2012). The Delivery of Education Services for Students with Intellectual Disabilities in the Province of Ontario. Position Statement for Community Living Ontario.
 
Gallagher, T. L. & Fazio, X. (Jan, 2010). Analyzing Readability in Elementary Science Texts.
Technical Report for Nelson Education Limited.
 
Bennett, S. & Gallagher, T. L. (Fall, 2009). Special Education in Ontario: Classroom and Special Education Teachers' Challenges. Position Statement for Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) on Inclusion in Ontario.
 
Gallagher, T. L. & Grierson, A. (2007). Final Report for the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat: Evaluation of the Niagara Catholic District School Board’s Literacy and Numeracy Coaching Project (Tech. Rep. No. 2). St. Catharines, Ontario: Brock University, Faculty of Education.
 
Vanderlee, M. L., Grierson, A., Gallagher, T. L. & Mgombelo, J. (2006). Final report for the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat: Niagara Catholic District School Board’s demonstration classroom project. (Tech. Rep. No. 1). St. Catharines, Ontario: Brock University, Faculty of Education.

Conference Proceedings

Dworet, D., DiPetta, T., Woloshyn, V. E., Bennett, S., Gallagher, T.L., & DiBiase, A.M., Hyatt, M. (2009, July). Effective inclusion for grade 4-8 students with learning disabilities and mild intellectual disabilities. To be presented at International Association of Special Education Conference (IASE). Alicante, Spain.
 
Gallagher, T. L., Ciuffetelli-Parker, D., Kitchen, J. & Cherubini, L. (2007). Proceedings from the International Study Association for Teachers and Teaching (ISATT): Establishing a self- study group in a faculty of education. St. Catharines, ON: Brock University.
 
Kitchen, J., Gallagher, T. L., Ciuffetelli-Parker, D., & Volante, L. (2007). Proceedings from the International Study Association for Teachers and Teaching (ISATT): The Brock self-study group in action: Examining student teacher evaluations. St. Catharines, ON: Brock University.
 
Conference Paper Presentations (last 5 years only)
Gallagher, T. L. & Fazio, X. (2014, December). Engaging in Design-Based Research to Support Integrated Curriculum for Literacy and Science. Presented at the Literacy Research Association (LRA). Marco Island, FL.
 
Gallagher, T. L. & Tkach, R. (2014, November). Ipads as Tools for Differentiated Instruction and Inclusion. Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 58nd Annual Provincial Conference, Niagara Falls, ON.
 
Somma, M., Wlodarczyk, K., Gallagher, T. L., & Bennett, S. (2014, November). Moving Towards Inclusion: Teacher Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice. Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 58nd Annual Provincial Conference, Niagara Falls, ON.
 
Figg, C., Jaipal-Jamani, K., Gallagher, T.L., McQuirter Scott, R., & Ciampa, K. (2014, March). Using Design-Based Research to Promote Faculty Knowledge of Technology Enhanced Teaching. (TPACK SIG Paper Award Winner). Presented at the International Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). Jacksonville, FL.
 
Gallagher, T.L. & Fortune, M. (2014, May). Enhancing Junior Mathematics Teaching through Collaborative Inquiry . Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE). St. Catharines, ON.
 
Figg, C., Jaipal-Jamani, K. Gallagher, T., McQuirter, R. & Ciampa, K. (2014, May). Faculty Stories: Developing Knowledge of Technology Enhanced Teaching. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE). St. Catharines, ON.
 
Gallagher, T. L., Fazio, X. & Ciampa, K. (2014, May). Is it difficult to read science-based text? A comparison among literacy readers, trade books and on-line periodicals. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Language and Literacy Research Council (LLRC). St. Catharines, ON.

Gallagher, T.L., Ciampa, K. & Markovich, J. (2014, May). Scaffolding Students’ Transition to High School: A Collaborative Inquiry between Elementary and High School Literacy Teachers. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE). St. Catharines, ON.
 
Somma, M., Wlodarczyk, K., Bennett, S. & Gallagher, T.L. (2014, May). Inclusion Coaches’ Reflections and Discussions in Supporting Educators in Practice. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE). St. Catharines, ON.
 
Somma, M., Wlodarczyk, K., Gallagher, T. L., & Bennett, S. (2014, May). Moving Towards Inclusion: Teacher Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE). St. Catharines, ON.
 
Ciampa, K. & Gallagher, T.L. (2014, May). A Collaborative Inquiry between Middle and High School Literacy Teachers: Opposing but Complementary Forces as Catalysts for Growth. Presented at the Annual Convention of the International Reading Association (IRA). New Orleans, LA.
 
Bennett, S., Gallagher, T. L., Servos, J., & Donato, K. (2013, November). Does Inclusion Make a Difference? Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Transitioning from School into Community. Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 57nd Annual Provincial Conference, Niagara Falls, ON.
 
Servos, J., Donato, K., Bennett, S., & Gallagher, T. L. (2013, November). Does inclusion make a difference? Transitioning from high school to community for students with intellectual disabilities. Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 57nd Annual Provincial Conference, Niagara Falls, ON.
 
Gallagher, T. L., Fazio, X. & Ciampa, K. (2013, December). Readability of Science-based Texts: Comparing Literacy Readers, Trade Books and On-line Periodicals. Presented at the Literacy Research Association (LRA). Dallas, TX.
 
McGhie-Richmond, D., Specht, J., Loreman, T., Aylward, L., Bennett, S., Gallagher, T. L., Katz, J., & Lyons, W. (2013, May). New teachers’ self-efficacy for teaching in diverse and inclusive classrooms: a Canadian snapshot. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE).Victoria, BC.
 
Rowsell, J., Gallagher, T. L., Simpson, A., & Walsh, M. (2012, December). From slates to iPads: Unpacking mobile resources for literacy learning. Symposium presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE). Sydney, AU.
 
Gallagher, T. L. & Fazio, X. (2012, November). Morphological developmental levels of content vocabulary: Implications for multimodal science-based text. Presented at the Literacy Research Association (LRA). San Diego, CA.
 
Bennett, S., Gallagher, T. L., Donato, K., & Servos, J. (2012, November). Examining the relationship between inclusive practice and successful transitioning from school into community. Presented at Council for Exceptional Children Special Education Conference. Toronto, ON.

Bennett, S., Gallagher, T.L. & Donato, K. (2012, July). Inclusive education in Canada: The need for a national voice. Presented at the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID). Halifax, NS.
Bennett, S., Gallagher, T. L., Donato, K., & Servos, J. (2012, February). Does inclusion make a difference? Young adults with intellectual disabilities transitioning from school into community. Presented at Ontario Teachers Federation/Ontario Association of Deans of Education Conference on Teacher Education. Toronto, ON.

 
Gallagher, T. L. & Fazio, X. (2012, May). Morphological developmental levels of science-based vocabulary . Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE).London, ON.
 
Ciampa, K. & Gallagher, T. L. (2012, May). Getting in touch: Facilitating the use of the iPod touch through teacher professional learning communities. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE). London, ON.
 

Servos, J., Donato, K., Bennett, S. & Gallagher, T. L. (2012, May). Does inclusion make a difference? Young adults with intellectual disabilities transitioning from school into community. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE).London, ON.

 
Bennett, S., Gallagher, T. L., Donato, K., Servos, J., Galambos, L. & Leo, C. (2011, December). Does inclusion make a difference? Transitioning from high school to community for students with intellectual disabilities. Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 55nd Annual Provincial Conference, Toronto, ON.
 
Servos, J., Bennett, S., Gallagher, T. L., & Condillac, R. (2011, December). Cross Cultural Perceptions of Inclusion. Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 55nd Annual Provincial Conference, Toronto, ON.
 
Servos, J., Bennett, S., Gallagher, T. L., & Donato, K. (2011, December). Researching people with disabilities from a disabled person’s perspective. Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 55nd Annual Provincial Conference, Toronto, ON.
 
Morawek, A., Winters, K. L. & Gallagher, T.L. (2011, May). The whole package: Reading mentor texts, writing with the genres and traits, and how to assess it all! Presented at the Annual Convention of the International Reading Association (IRA). Orlando, FL.
 
Engemann, J.E. & Gallagher, T. L. (2011, May). Developing capacity in teacher candidates for rubric construction and use. Presented at the Ministry of Education/Faculties of Education Forum. Toronto, ON.
 
Gallagher, T. L. & Fazio, X. (2011, May). Readability variances in elementary science text: Awareness for teachers of diverse language learners. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE). Fredericton, NB.

 
Gallagher, T. L., Bennett, S., & Fleishman, M. (2011, May). Canadian, Belgian, Finnish and English perspectives on promoting inclusion among post-secondary learners. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE). Fredericton, NB.
 
Bennett, S. & Gallagher, T. L. (2010, October). Perspectives on inclusion: Post-secondary learners international perceptions of inclusion. Presented at the New York State Federation of Chapters Council for Exceptional Children State Conference. Saratoga Springs, NY.
 
Gallagher, T. L. & Fazio, X. (2010, May). Integrating science content into readers: Its impact on readability. Presented at the Ministry of Education/Faculties of Education Forum. Toronto, ON.
 
Gallagher, T. L. & Fazio, X. (2010, April). Readability variances in different genres of elementary science text. Presented at the Annual Convention of the International Reading Association (IRA), Chicago, IL.
 
Gallagher, T. L., Bennett, S., Depovere, I., Jonckheere, S., Lodewijckx, N., Thienpondt, L., Van Passen, S., Vermersch, N., Brzozowski, T., Fleishman, M., Fry, D., Moniz, C., Ruiter, S. (2010, May). Canada and Belgium: Cross-cultural perspectives on inclusion and belonging. Presented at the Disability Studies in Education Policy and Law Conference. University of Ghent, Ghent, BE.
 
Gallagher, T. L. & Bennett, S. (2010, August). Advocacy and leadership in inclusion. Presented at the Inclusive Supportive Education Congress, Queen's University, Belfast, Ireland.
 
Van Hove, G., Bennett, S. & Gallagher, T. L. (2009, May). The intersection of culture and disability when enhancing advocacy. Presented at the Disability Studies in Education Policy and Law Conference. Syracuse University, NY.

Bennett, S. & Gallagher, T. L. (2009, May). Advancing Educators as Leaders of Advocacy and Inclusion. Presented at the Ministry of Education/Faculties of Education Forum. Toronto, ON.

Bennett, S. & Gallagher, T. L. (2009, January). Rights and advocacy for persons with disabilities: An international exercise in curriculum development. Presented at Ontario Teachers Federation/Ontario Association of Deans of Education Conference on Teacher Education. Toronto, ON.
Griffin, S., Ciuffetelli Parker, D., Kitchen, J., Brown, H. & Gallagher, T. L. (2009, May). Collaborative faculty development: Three years in the life of a self-study community. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE). Ottawa, ON.
 
Fazio, X. & Gallagher, T. L. (2009, April). Launching and sustaining teacher development collectives: Complexity qualities and conditions that support teacher learning. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). San Diego, CA.

Gallagher, T. L., Grierson, A. & Kumar, R. (2009, April). Supporting change in literacy instruction and assessment practices through synergistic teacher professional learning opportunities. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Educational Research Assoc. (AERA). San Diego, CA.
 
Invited Presentations
Gallagher, T. L., Fortune, M., & Moscato, C. (2014, May). A Collaborative Research Project: Exploring Early Years Mathematics Development. School Board-University Research Collaboration Spotlight Session. To be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE). St. Catharines, ON.
 
Gallagher, T. L., Ciampa, K., Fortune, M., & Battagli, C. (2013, November ). Whatdoesitmeanto“Collaborate”?Research-to-Practice Festival. Cosponsored by School Board-University Research Exchange and London Region Professional Network. Faculty of Education, Brock University.
 

Gallagher, T. L. (2013, November ). Whatdoesresearchtellusaboutinclusivepractice?Meeting the Diversity Challenge Symposium. Cosponsored by Inclusive Education Canada,  Community Living Ontario, Faculty of Education, Western University, London, ON.

 
Gallagher, T. L. (2013, June). Assessment and Differentiated Instruction. 34th Annual San Diego State University Reading/Language Arts Conference. Cosponsored By The International Reading Association Understanding the Common Core State Standards. San Diego State University.
 
Gallagher, T. L. (2011, January; 2012, March; 2013, March). Ethics in Research. Presented to the Applied Research in Tourism Course, School of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Division. Niagara College. Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON.

Gallagher, T. L. (2009, October). Differentiating Literacy Instruction. Presented at the Belonging! Developing and Maintaining Inclusive Environments Conference. University of Western Ontario. London, ON.

 
Van Hove, G., & Gallagher, T. L. (2009, October). Teaching Students with Special Needs Across Cultures.
Presented at the Annual General Meeting of EU-Canada-ICI-US. Boston, MA.
 
Bennett, S., Gallagher, T., Papastavrou, S., Depovere, I., Jonckheere, S., Lodewijckx, N., Thienpondt, L., Van Passen, S., Vermersch, N., McInnis, J., & Rathwell, J. (2009, October). Advocacy and Leadership: Graduate Students Enhancing Educational and Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities. Research Symposium for Faculty of Education.
 
Kitchura, C. & Gallagher, T. L. (2008, April). Invisible disability, visible people: A closer look at the experiences of teachers with learning disabilities. Presented at the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board Challenge (In)Equity Conference. Brampton, ON.
 
Gallagher, T. L., Grierson, A. & Graham, C. (2008, January). Enhancing teachers’ beliefs and practices of instruction and assessment: Niagara Catholic District School Board’s recent professional learning initiatives. Presented at the Ministry of Education Provincial Symposium 2008: Assessment and Evaluation. Toronto, ON.

Gallagher, T. L. (2005, June). The conundrum of evaluating student participation. Presented at the Best Practices in Teaching and Learning Symposium: Assessment and Evaluation. Centre for Teaching, Learning and Educational Technologies. Brock University, St. Catharines, ON.
 
GRANTS OBTAINED
Aug 2014  “Brock-Niagara Assistive Technology Initiative”
With Kimberly Maich, Sheila Bennett, Camille Rutherford Ontario Job Creation Partnership,
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
 
June 2014     “The Avon Maitland District School Board’s Inclusion Coaching Project”
With Sheila Bennett, Monique Somma, Margo Shuttleworth, Kathy Wlodarczyk Research Contribution, Avon Maitland District School Board
 
June 2013     “Supporting Literacy Coaches as they Facilitate Teachers’ Professional Learning” Office of Research Services 4A Funding Support, Brock University
 
Apr 2013  “Digital Texts to Enhance Science Vocabulary and Comprehension” With Xavier Fazio
SSHRC–Insight Development Grant
 
June 2012   “NCDSB Junior Interventions Initiative”
Research and Development Grant, Faculty of Education, Brock University
 
June 2012     “Coaching Literacy Coaches to Support Teachers’ Professional Learning” Office of Research Services 4A Funding Support, Brock University
 
Apr 2012    “Are New Teachers Ready for the Inclusive Classroom?
With Jacqueline Specht, Lynn Aylward, Sheila M Bennett, Carla Digiorgio, Nancy Hutchinson, Jennifer Katz, Tim Loreman, Wanda Lyons, Donna McGhie-Richmond, Jamie Metsala, Pat Mirenda, Scott Thompson, Jessica Whitley, Gabrielle Young University of Western Ontario Internal SSHRC
 
Feb 2012      The Delivery of Education Services for Students with Intellectual Disabilities in the Province of Ontario.
With Sheila Bennett
Research Grant, Community Living Ontario Inclusion Initiative, Toronto, ON
 
Dec 2011      “Analyzing the Impact of Science-Based Vocabulary on the Readability of Various Texts ”
Research Funds Initiative, Faculty of Education, Brock University
 
Aug 2011  “Reading by Design: An International Study on 21stReading Processes”
With Jennifer Rowsell, Ruth McQuirter-Scott, Andrea Bishop, Maureen Walsh, Alyson Simpson, Diane Lapp, Doug Fisher
SSHRC–Insight Development Grant

Dec 2010  “Does Inclusion Make a Difference? Transitions from School into Community” With Sheila Bennett
Opportunities Fund Work Experience,
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
 
Mar 2010  “Human Rights and Intellectual Disabilities”
With Dorothy Griffiths, Barb Vyrostko, Sheila Bennett, Maurice Feldman, Voula Marinos, Francis Owen, Deb Richards, Danny Tarulli & Shelley Watson Innovations and Partnership Grant, Department of Justice
 
Jan 2010     “Coaching about Readability of Expository Elementary Text
Research and Development Grant, Faculty of Education, Brock University
 
Jan 2010  “Human Rights and Intellectual Disabilities”
With Dorothy Griffiths, Barb Vyrostko, Sheila Bennett, Maurice Feldman, Voula Marinos, Francis Owen, Deb Richards, Danny Tarulli & Shelley Watson
SSHRC- Conference Development
 
Jan 2010  “Human Rights and Intellectual Disabilities”
With Dorothy Griffiths, Barb Vyrostko, Sheila Bennett, Maurice Feldman, Voula Marinos, Francis Owen, Deb Richards, Danny Tarulli & Shelley Watson
Law Foundation of Ontario
 
May 2009   “Readability of Science-Based Text”With Xavier Fazio
Research Contribution, Thompson Nelson Publishing, Toronto, Ontario
 
Sept 2007       “Advocacy and Leadership: Enhancing Educational and Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities
With Sheila Bennett
Canada-European Union Programme for Cooperation in Higher Education, Training and Youth, Human Resources and Social Development Canada
 
July 2007      “Literacy Coaching: Perspectives of the Classroom Teachers, their Administrators and the Literacy Coaches
Brock University Advancement Fund, Brock University
 
March 2007 “Word Study and Spelling Grant” With Ruth McQuirter-Scott
Research Contribution, Thompson Nelson Publishing, Toronto, Ontario
 
July 2006     “The District School Board of Niagara's Intensive Support Program: Educators' Perspectives about Inclusion and the Intensive Support Program”
With Vera Woloshyn, Annemarie DiBiase, T. DiPetta, Don Dworet, Sheila Bennett Research Contribution, District School Board of Niagara

July 2006      “Spelling Errors of Students from Grades 2 to 8 ” With Ruth McQuirter-Scott
Research and Development Grant, Faculty of Education, Brock University

Oct. 2005   “Exploring Educators’ Changing Understandings of Reading Difficulties and Assessment Processes: Does Participating in Formal Reading Assessment Make a Difference?”

With Vera Woloshyn
Research and Development Grant, Faculty of Education, Brock University

July 2005      “Write Traits and Word Study Grant”
With Ruth McQuirter-Scott and Joe Engemann
Research Contribution, Thompson Nelson Publishing, Toronto, Ontario
 
May 2005     “Promoting Educators’ Understanding of Effective Reading Assessment Practices: A Model of Professional Development”
SSHRC Internal Grant, Brock University

Mar. 2005  “Documenting the Integration of Trait-Based and Process-based Approaches to Writing Instruction ”
Research and Development Grant, Faculty of Education, Brock University
 
Apr. 2004   “Implementing a Trait-Based Writing Approach”With Joyce Castle and Joe Engemann
Internal SSHRC Grant, Faculty of Education, Brock University

Dec. 2003  “The Impact of Writing Traits Instruction on the Efficacy of Elementary Students’ Writing and the Pedagogical Practice of Teachers”
With Joyce Castle and Joe Engemann
Research and Development Grant, Faculty of Education, Brock University

Dec. 2003  “The Impact of Writing Traits Instruction on the Efficacy of Elementary Students’ Writing and the Pedagogical Practice of Teachers”
With Joyce Castle and Joe Engemann
Internal SSHRC Grant, Faculty of Education, Brock University
 
Professional Memberships
2014-present
President – Ontario Reading Association (ORA)
2013-present
Literacy Research Association (LRA)
2013-present
Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education
2005 - present
National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME)
2005 - present
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
2004 - present
Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada (LLRC)
2004 - present
International Reading Association (IRA)
2003 - present
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
2002 - present
Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE)
2002 - present
Canadian Association for Educational Psychology (CAEP)
2002 - present
Canadian Association for Teacher Education (CATE)
2002 - present
Canadian Association for Research in Early Childhood (CAREC)
1997 - present
Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario (LDAO)
 

 

 

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Dr. Tiffany Gallagher
Faculty of Education

Brock University
St. Catharines, On.

WH 371
T 905 688 5550 x5114
E tiffany.gallagher@brocku.ca

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